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MVRC holiday message Posted December 24, 2016

The holiday season is upon us and we are all well on our way in our celebrations with family and friends. During your celebrations this weekend, please pause and take a moment to reflect on all the things and people we value in our lives. At Military Veterans Resource Center, we are grateful for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines currently deployed all over the world. For them, it’s just another work day. But it’s…

Columbus vet receives free stove thanks to Home Depot Posted December 22, 2016

Columbus veteran Randal Mulligan of Galloway received his gift from Santa a little early this year thanks to our friends at Home Depot! Mulligan had a brand new stove installed in his home on Dec. 19 as his old stove barely functioned. “All I could do was heat up water on the one burner that worked,” he said. The stove was purchased using funds provided by a grant to MVRC from Home Depot for veterans…

Military Veterans Resource Center helps veterans apply for HEAP Posted December 14, 2016

The Military Veterans Resource Center can help low-income veterans apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). HEAP helps pay the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit will depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the benefit will be a credit applied to…

VA to change cost structure for outpatient medication Posted December 12, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced in a press release today (Dec. 12) that it is amending its regulation on copayments for Veterans’ outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. The VA currently charges non service-connected veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication. According to the press release, the VA will be switching to a tiered system on Feb. 27, 2017 that will keep outpatient medication costs low…

Holiday spirit abounds in Hamilton Posted December 10, 2016

Dan Dunaway, our veterans services specialist at our Hamilton location, is ushering in the holiday spirit with his “giving tree” he has set up near the entrance to the center. Several families filled out wish lists and Dunaway’s “elves” are now busy fulfilling those wishes. A festive tablecloth, holiday candy and fresh cookies are also there to greet veterans who come through the door. The place feels a little more like home and puts people…

Hiring? We can help! Posted August 29, 2016

Helping veterans find jobs that fit their interests, strengths and skills gained from the military is an important part of Military Veterans Resource Center’s (MVRC) mission. If you’re a military-friendly employer with positions to fill, we want to partner with you to help veterans find jobs. Over the years, we’ve experienced firsthand that creating opportunities for vets to connect with military-friendly employers is critical to their job search success. One of the ways we bring veterans and employers together is through…

Military community, Home Depot come together to help elderly vet Posted August 26, 2016

On the morning of August 5th, MVRC Veterans Services Specialist Dan Dunaway pulled up to Edward Johnson’s* Hamilton home with six volunteers, a Home Depot plumber and a hot water tank in tow. It had been several weeks since the home had water, and for the Johnsons, the large crew was a welcome sight. “They were elated,” said Dunaway. When his hot water tank failed in July, Edward started calling around to get a quote.…

6 Facts You Should Know About Anxiety Disorders Posted August 11, 2016

Did You Know? Anxiety affects 18% of the US population–about 40 million adults–making anxiety disorders the most common type of mental illness in the United States. With the number of cases so high, chances are you know someone who experiences severe anxiety. Maybe you too have anxious feelings that won’t go away… If you or someone you know has persistent feelings of anxiety, it’s important to understand the signs of an anxiety disorder and the treatment…

7 Seemingly Healthy Snacks to Avoid and What to Eat Instead Posted July 15, 2016

Getting on the right track with your diet isn’t easy, especially with so many tasty treats posing as a healthy choice. However, if you’re serious about improving your eating habits, one of the best things you can do to get healthier is to kick the bad snacks to the curb. It’s amazing how quickly the calories add up by consuming a few unhealthy snacks a day – the average bagel is 250 calories, an Oreo…

Summer Deals for Veteran and Military Families Posted June 28, 2016

During the summer season, many amusement parks, sports teams and entertainment venues say thanks to our military members by offering deals and discounts for the family. Several of Ohio’s top venues for family fun are participating this summer! If you’re a veteran or service member, here are a few activities you and your family can enjoy in the upcoming months. 1. Kings Island From Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4, Kings Island is offering free admission to…